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Old 08-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Jeep snow plow

What kind of plow do you think i should get. Good idea, Bad idea. Would use it only for light duty work. I have a stock 2008 jeep sport. I heard the snoway plows are good, any comments are appreciated.

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Old 08-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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What kind of plow do you think i should get. Good idea, Bad idea. Would use it only for light duty work. I have a stock 2008 jeep sport. I heard the snoway plows are good, any comments are appreciated.
Most i see are on 3/4 and 1 ton pickups.

I would say no. You have the Jeep, just drive through it.

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Old 08-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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I'm getting a plow and the Fisher Homesteader is on my short list. Next up would be a Snowdogg MD.

I like the Homesteader due to its low weight (250LBs) and the ability to remove mounts attached to frame making for a nice clean look in the summer.

Talking to the dealer (he owns one) seems like it'll do my driveway (250+ feet) fine.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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Mucho info here. This is the only dedicated snow plow forum I've found.

Jeep Forum - PlowSite.com™ - Snow Plowing & Ice Management Forum

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:39 PM   #5
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For clearing your own drive, why not? For hiring out, you need a heavier duty truck.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:31 AM   #6
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Agreed for one's own driveway a plow is fine.
After last years blizzard and a once again no-show contractor my wife and I spend all weekend showing and then sno-blowing our entire driveway.

This plus watching our neighbor do his driveway (in a Jeep) convinced us to get a Jeep and a plow. So now I have the Jeep, next the plow.

Ordered with 3.73's and limited slip.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #7
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Thanks guys for the help

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Old 08-03-2013, 07:01 PM   #8
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Has anyone been using a front hitch receiver mounted plow for small (or big) jobs? Any advice?
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:50 AM   #9
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Has anyone been using a front hitch receiver mounted plow for small (or big) jobs? Any advice?
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I have the Olympic hitch bumper on my '01 4.0 TJ with a K2 plow. Works well, plugs into the battery to raise/lower. I used it for 1/3 mile driveway. The only problem is that it is fixed horizontal. In the up position, parallel with the bumper and hitch receiver, it is parallel to the ground. However, when you angle it back and lower it, the leading edge drops lower than the rear edge. To correct for this, I purchased a 10 inch drop receiver which lowers the attachment.
Something of a hassle, but works well for home use.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #10
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..To correct for this, I purchased a 10 inch drop receiver which lowers the attachment...
This is a huge help. I've been going back and forth between the front bumper with built-in receiver and separate receiver assembly. You must be pretty tired of people asking you why you have two receivers in the front
I don't recall the bolt-on front receiver assembly I was looking at advertising its vertical offset. Do you remember the manufacturer of yours?
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Here are some photos that show the set up. The 2 inch hitch receiver is built into the aftermarket Olympic bumper. That keeps the receiver High up and out-of-the-way when off road.
The drop receiver plugs into that bumper, lowers the effective height of the receiver by 10 inches, and then the plow attaches to that. There isn't a secondary hitch, and when unplugged it leaves the Jeep with the same approach angle as always.
One other addition you might find helpful, which I am going to install, is either much stiffer springs, or inflatable air suspension that can be increased when the plow is on. Otherwise, expect a lot of sag on the front end when you lift the plow up. I have purchased and will soon be installing the air style. That leaves the ride unchanged when the plow's not in use.
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Sorry, that posted upside down for some reason. That is a shot of the label on my plow. Let's see if I can get the other pictures to attach right this time...
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Okay, on my photos will post upside down for some reason. I'll try to figure that one out. This last photo should be of the plug-in drop receiver.
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Okay, on my photos will post upside down for some reason. I'll try to figure that one out. This last photo should be of the plug-in drop receiver.
Brilliant!

ps. I've seen other people having trouble with upside-down pictures recently. No trouble - easy to copy and rotate.

Thank you!
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:45 PM   #15
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Not sure if I should get a plow or not some say yes some say no I might be thinking of getting a old truck I plow with to. Thanks guys for all the help Nick
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Not sure if I should get a plow or not some say yes some say no I might be thinking of getting a old truck I plow with to. Thanks guys for all the help Nick
Yeah, I wish I had the room - I'd keep my old F250 around just for plowing.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:13 AM   #17
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sorry to bring up an old thread, but Dr Ew, does the drop feel like a weak point? I am looking at a similar set-up with the same plow, but with the lift of the Jeep, I need to lower where the plow would mount, and it seems that a drop would be the only way. With that much of a drop, has it bent or broken while plowing?

And are you pretty happy with the K2 plow? Install go well, easy to move around when not in use, hold up well, winch control cord long enough, plow ok backblading in reverse?

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:48 PM   #18
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The drop feels rock solid. No problems, still happy. It's not as good as a Western, but I didn't want the mount or to pay the extra.
Everything is good, I don't really backblade, as I'm clearing 1/2 mile+ of road with basically no finagling.

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